Outlook: After watching film, Notre Dame coach Scot Bemis is more than a little worried about Washington’s ability to score.
“They are very explosive,” Bemis said. “They can score anytime from everywhere.”
While Notre Dame has a few weapons of its own, Bemis doesn’t want this game to turn into a shootout. Thus, the Saints will try to control the clock and hold onto the ball.
“Defense is the key to this game,” Bemis said.
This is a tell-tale game for the Saints. A victory should put them one win away from securing their first-ever playoff berth. A loss will make achieving that a bit difficult.
Notre Dame at Washington
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Records: Notre Dame 5-1; Washington 4-1
Last year’s meeting: Washington 33, Notre Dame 7